Questions about triathalons. This tag may also be combined with a tag for the specific triathlon sport in question.

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Could I use a trialthlon swimming wetsuit for diving?

I am a diver, yet I always rent my wetsuits. I have been thinking of making an investment recently, but I haven't gotten around to it, as in Belgium you need some different thicknesses: 7mm (for sure, ...
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Why do long distance triathlon (ironman) races have the running course through paved roads?

After looking through a number of ironman (*) running race courses, it seems all of them are laid out to run through cities, which implies paved/asphalt roads. Is that because this way it makes it ...
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How do water-temperature, swim distance and skill influence the choice of using a wet suit for the swim-stretch in a triathlon competition?

Water Temperature: I'm good with cold, but I am not an ice-swimmer. Frequency/Distance: I swim an hour weekly (tri-club), with two hours additionally every 2-3 weeks, but I have yet to swim more than ...
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What kind of shoes are suitable for a Novice/Sprint triathlon?

Next year in summer I want to take part in my first triathlon. The distances will be 400m-750m swimming / 20km cycling / 2-5km running. Are there shoes that work for cycling (with click system) and ...
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New bike = new pain. Solution: Training or bike fitting

I've never been much of a bicyclist, but recently I finally broke down and bought a new road bicycle (Specialized Allez model). The sales tech sized me with the bike, made a few adjustments at time ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of wearing a trisuit?

I am looking into going into triathlons and I was wondering wearing a trisuit improves your performance in triathlon.
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Why is drafting allowed on the bike in an Olympic triathlon and not otherwise?

The Olympic (or International) distance triathlon is 1500m swim, 40K bike, 10K run. Yet when run as the qualifier or at the Olympics, this is draft legal. Where as all tris of that distance I have ...
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What is the purpose of a Brick workout?

For triathlon, it is often recommended to do a Brick workout. Bike, Run, Ick. That is run right after finishing a distance bike ride. What benefit does this provide?
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What is the origin of the specific distances in Ironman triathlon?

Triathlon is the sport (three sports, typically swim - bike - run, though Winterlude in Ottawa does Ice Skate, Cross Country Ski, Run). Ironman is the distance. 2.4 Mile (4K) swim, 112 mile (180K) ...